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    WizFile Alternatives

    WizFile is described as 'WizTree quickly finds the files and folders using the most space on your hard drive. It scans the MFT (Master File Table) instead of crawling the entire disk which makes it very fast' and is a File Search Utility in the File Management category. There are more than 10 alternatives to WizFile for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Wine. The best alternative is Everything, which is free. Other great apps like WizFile are DocFetcher (Free, Open Source), Agent Ransack (Freemium), UltraSearch (Free) and EasyFind (Free).

    This page was last updated Jan 21, 2022

    1. "Everything" is an administrative tool that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows.
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      Niefer2 Everything does everything that WizFile does, plus a lot more customization.
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    2. DocFetcher is a portable German/English open source desktop search application. It allows you search the contents of documents on your computer. - You can think of it as Google for your local document repository.
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    3. Agent Ransack is a tool for finding files and information on your hard drive fast and efficiently. When searching the contents of files Agent Ransack also displays the text found. Users can then quickly browse the results without having to separately open each file!
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    4. UltraSearch searches files and folders on local NTFS drives and provides the results within just a few seconds.
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    5. Think Mac OS Xs Spotlight could use some help? Download EasyFind, an alternative to (or supplement of) Spotlight and find files, folders, or contents in any file without indexing.


    6. Locate32 is software which can be used to find files from your harddrives and other locations. It works like updatedb and locate commands in Unix based systems. In other words, it uses databases to store information about directory structures and uses these databases in searches.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 3.1.11.8220a, released in May 2015, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

    7. SearchMyFiles is a non-indexing portable alternative to the standard "Search For Files And Folders" module of Windows.
    8. SwiftSearch is a lightweight program whose purpose is to help you quickly find the files you need on your Windows machine without ever requiring you to index your drives.
    9. Indexer++ is probably the best open-source desktop files and folders search utility for Windows.
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    10. File search utility that provides instant search by file name, and powerful search by file contents, size and date. Supports search inside PDF, Microsoft Office and other documents. Highlights found text in file names and contents. Clean and intuitive multi-tabbed user interface.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.43, released in October 2016, can be still downloaded from Majorgeeks

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